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2:25 Leopardstown (IRE) 29 Dec 2020

Matheson Hurdle (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 2m Soft 8 hurdles
1st €59,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €4,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 1112 t 164 151 166
b g Doctor Dino (FR) - Saaryeh (Royal Academy)
Held up in rear but in touch with leaders, smooth headway and went third going easily approaching last, went second and ridden after last, led and went clear towards finish, comfortably (op 6/1 tchd 5/1)
2  2
4 119 155 146 160
b g Born To Sea (IRE) - Red Planet (Pivotal)
Led, mistake 3 out, faced challenge going okay when mistake 2 out, ridden approaching last, headed towards finish, kept on well but no match for winner (op 5/1 tchd 13/2)
3  3 [5]
9 1112 p 157 145 160
gr g Al Namix (FR) - Arnette (FR) (Denham Red)
Tracked leader early, tracked leaders after 1st, not fluent 4th, lost third before 2 out, pushed along and outpaced after 2 out, headway and went fourth before last, ridden and kept on run-in, went third final strides, not reach leaders (tchd 25/1 and tchd 33/1)
4  ¾ [5¾]
5 1112 157 144 159
br g Coastal Path - Sainte Vigne (FR) (Saint Des Saints)
Held up in behind leaders, went third going okay before 2 out, pushed along and went second approaching last, soon ridden, no extra and lost second after last, weakened inside final 110yds, lost third final strides (op 7/4 tchd 6/4)
5  18 [23¾]
6 1112 t1 158 122 141
b g Davidoff (GER) - Cadoubelle Des As (FR) (Cadoudal)
Held up in behind leaders on inner, went fourth when not fluent 2 out, bit short of room and pushed along home turn, lost position and beaten approaching last (vet said gelding was found to have mucus in his trachea post race) (op 10/3)
6  8 [31¾]
6 1112 159 112 133
b g Soldier Hollow - Salve Evita (Monsun)
Took keen hold, chased leaders on outer, went second and tracked leader after 1st, made challenge 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last, soon eased (op 9/1)
7  4 [35¾]
5 1112 t 152 106 129
b g Elusive Pimpernel (USA) - Love Knot (IRE) (Lomitas)
Held up in rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 4 out, mistake 2 out, soon ridden and weakened
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